14 More New Netflix Original Movies Coming Soon
Netflix is about to bulk up its film slate in a big way. In addition to the slew of original movies that are already set to premiere this year, the streaming service also has several still-undated feature projects currently in development. Want a sneak peek of what’s to come? Below, check out 14 more original flicks coming to Netflix soon.
1. Game Over, Man!
Workaholics co-creators Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson, and Kyle Newacheck are teaming up with Seth Rogen and Scott Rudin for this action comedy. Though plot details are being kept under wraps, the film is reportedly described as being in the vein of “Die Hard in a hotel.”
Holm wrote the script based on a story that the foursome developed together. Newacheck will direct and Rogen will remain in a producing capacity.
2. The Babysitter
The Babysitter, originally set up at New Line Cinema, was acquired by Netflix in December 2016. The movie, starring Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Samara Weaving, Andrew Bachelor, Hana Mae Lee, and Judah Lewis, follows a lonely, 12-year-old boy who falls in love with his hot babysitter — only to discover that she’s part of a satanic cult that wants to kill him. Brian Duffield penned the script, with McG serving as director. The movie has already wrapped filming, but a premiere date is still TBD.
3. Come Sunday
Based on a 2005 This American Life radio episode, the upcoming movie stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a renowned evangelical minister in Tulsa, Okla. who stirs up controversy with his revelation that there is no hell. The film, based on a true story, will co-star Condola Rashad (Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful) as the minister’s wife and Martin Sheen as famed Pentecostal televangelist Oral Roberts, who turns against the young minister. Joshua Marston will direct from a script written by Marcus Hinchey.
4. 13 Minutes
Netflix is developing an adaptation of Sarah Pinborough’s young adult novel of the same name. Like its source material, the movie centers on a popular high school student named Natasha, who is discovered drowned in a freezing river and is dead for 13 minutes before starting to breathe again.
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the creators of The CW’s Gossip Girl, are set to write and produce the film. Casting is still underway.
Over 20 years since starring in The First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton will reunite for this Netflix comedy. The trio will play members of a once-popular singing group who are forced to reconnect after a volatile split and a 30 year estrangement. The reunion proves both tense and cathartic, as they realize what made them so successful all those years ago. The film, which was co-written by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, has yet to nab a projected release date.
6. Happy Anniversary
Noel Wells and Ben Schwartz will star in this Netflix romantic comedy, which is set on a couple’s three-year anniversary as they need to decide whether to stay together or call it quits. The story is told over the course of a single day, while flashing back to show how they arrived at this point.
Annie Potts and Joe Pantoliano will co-star. Meanwhile, Lego Batman writer Jared Stern directs the movie from his own script.
Amateur, written and to-be-directed by Sundance Screenwriters Lab alum Ryan Koo, follows Terron Forte (Michael Rainey Jr.), a 14-year-old basketball phenomenon, whose highlight video goes viral as he struggles to fit in with the older high schoolers on his new team. Terron then must defeat his greatest rival yet — his new coach. Jason Michael Berman and Chip Hourihan will produce the indie flick.
8. Gerald’s Game
Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood will star in Gerald’s Game, an adaptation of the Stephen King 1992 bestselling novel of the same name. The movie follows the story of Gerald and Jessie Burlingame who decide to have a romantic tryst involving adult games. When things take a tragic turn, Jessie is left handcuffed to the bed, trapped and alone. As painful memories from her childhood bedevil her, her only company is a hungry stray dog and possibly someone watching her from the corner of the dark bedroom.
Henry Thomas, Carel Struycken, Kate Siegel, and Chiara Aurelia co-star in the film. Meanwhile, Mike Flanagan will direct from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard.
9. What Happened to Monday?
Netflix acquired this sci-fi thriller, starring Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close, and Willem Dafoe, at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2016. The film takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in which families are only allowed to have one child. Rapace will play multiple roles in the movie, as seven identical sisters pretending to be a single person in order to elude the Child Allocation Bureau.
Thomas Jane and Molly Parker are set to star in Netflix’s adaptation of the Stephen King’s novella 1922. The story follows Wilfred James, the story’s unreliable narrator who admits to killing his wife, Arlette, with his son in Nebraska.
Jane is playing Wilfred, while Parker is playing Arlette. Dylan Schmid, Kaitlyn Bernard, Brian d’Arcy James, and Neal McDonough will also star. Meanwhile, Zak Hilditch will direct from the screenplay he wrote.
11. Private Life
Bad Moms standout Kathryn Hahn will reportedly star in the Netflix drama, Private Life. The actress will play an author who is undergoing multiple fertility therapies in order to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband on edge. The story hails from writer and director Tamara Jenkins. Casting for the role of the husband is still underway.
12. Shimmer Lake
God Particle screenwriter Oren Uziel will make his directorial debut with this crime thriller, which follows a local sheriff’s quest to unlock the mystery of three small-town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong. The story is told backwards, reversing day by day through the course of a week.
Benjamin Walker, Stephanie Sigman, Wyatt Russell, and Rainn Wilson will star in the film. Production on the project has already wrapped, but a premiere date has not yet been announced.
13. Soul Soul Soul: The Murray Murray Story
Eddie Murphy will star in this fake documentary, which is scripted by Chris Case and will be directed by Brett Ratner. The actor will play Murray Murray, a soul singer from the early 1960s, who puts his old band back together and tries to take down hip-hop when a hot artist samples his hit song from 1962.
14. The Outlaw Ocean
Leonardo DiCaprio will produce this action thriller, based on a six-part series of articles written for the New York Times Magazine. The drama follows the true story of a crew that stalked a fugitive fishing ship, which was considered the world’s most notorious poacher, for 110 days, across two seas and three oceans. The story highlights how crimes that take place in international waters often go unpunished. The project will be part of DiCaprio’s multi-year, first-look deal with the streaming service to produce non-fiction films and docuseries.
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